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LJC Open Conference

Details of the Conference sessions proposed are being placed on the LJC Open Conference website Directions to venue (Google Map)
The entrance to the IBM offices is on UpperGround (Google Street View) opposite the junction of Cornwall street. You will see a driveway going up to the first floor of the building, walk up the footpath on this driveway to arrive at the entrance to the IBM building. ]SIGN UP DIRECTLY - If you want to bypass the LJC sign-up process

Schedule overview (see full schedule):
8.30 am Doors open - network and breakfast
9.55 am Sign-in hands over to security (will be very slow)
10 am Conference Keynote
5.30 pm Conference wrap up
5.30 pm+ IBM sponsored drinks at the venue then optional visit to pub

Conference overview
LJC Conference #3 is a one day event where you can attend a wide range of talks, workshops and practical sessions, drawn from the experiences of those in industry. Its a great opportunity to learn with up to 50 sessions during the day, including a keynote, lightning talks, open source project overviews, workshops, discussion groups and presentations.

The conference will start with a keynote talk on "The future of the Java Ecosystem" and then split off into different session tracks throughout the day, giving you an opportunity to experience a wide range of topics and ideas. What people said about our last two conferences (see photos):
"Fantastic day, learned a great deal and made some valuable connections with people in the industry, more of these please"
"Amazing forum. Met some of the best minds in the field. Inspired me to learn more and work harder.. "
"Brilliant time! Learnt a lot and met a lot of great people. Look forward to the next one :-)"
"An excellent opportunity to learn more about things I should know about but didn't"

Whilst there will be plenty of things you can relax and enjoy at the conference, those who want to can get more involved and are encouraged to share there ideas and experiences. Some sessions have already been proposed, why not let us know what you want to see or present?

You can also come up with ideas and sessions on the morning of the conference (as with an unconference)!!

We encourage you to talk about a wide range of topics, not just specifics of the Java language, Spring, Hibernate, Open Source, OSGi, etc, but also about tools and practices - eg. software craftsmanship, BDD, TDD, Kanban, Agile and other practices that enhance our world. Due to the diversity of the Java ecosystem in terms of languages, we have many people from the Groovy, Scala and Clojure user groups will be sharing their experiences.

The open conference has a minimal payment to cover costs of food and venue. No payment is made to speakers from this entry fee. If you are unable to pay via Paypal, please contact the organiser directly and we will try to seek alternative solution.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    My first developer conference ever! Cool. I want more.
    I liked Martijn's talks.

    November 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Terrifically well organised gathering, fascinating talks, and fun too! Big thankyou to all the organisers.

    November 29, 2010

  • Emily

    I thoroughly enjoyed the conference. The conference was very well organised. Well done and thanks to Zoe, Barry, Martijn and all of the organisers.

    November 29, 2010

  • Jan S.

    Great event: informative, inspiring and good fun. Very good speakers and great value too.

    November 29, 2010

  • Dan H.

    Thanks Barry and team for organizing it, well worthwhile.
    For anyone interested, I promised in my lightning talk on Apache Isis to post my slides somewhere... you'll find them at

    November 29, 2010

  • goutham r.

    Excellent day. The sessions were a lot of fun and informative and had a chance to have some interesting conversation with some of the best guys in the field at the end. Good supply of coffee and fresh croissants was an added bonus :-). Looking forward to some more sessions of this kind.


    November 29, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great event, met interesting new people and great variety of talks.

    November 28, 2010

  • Mustapha

    It was a great event. Thanks for organising it.

    November 28, 2010

  • Sandro M.

    Great variety of talks, met interesting new people and had the opportunity to catch up with some friends. It was also great to see IBM and Oracle folks on the same panel and talking about the future of Java. Had a great time there and I'm already looking forward for the next one. Thanks for everyone involved in the organization of this great event.

    November 28, 2010

  • Marc A.

    Was really good day, thanks to everyone. I am looking forward for the next Open Conference.

    November 28, 2010

  • Barry C.

    Thanks so much to everyone that was involved in yesterday, the speakers, attendees, sponsors and organisers! It was a superb day i hope you all enjoyed it - please keep adding your comments and feedback.

    November 28, 2010

  • Peter E.

    Some excellent speakers, I learnt a lot.

    November 28, 2010

  • Jun S.

    Excellent event - thoroughly enjoyed! Good place to introduce new and existing technologies and techniques. Shame that most of presentation ran out of time.

    November 28, 2010

  • Martijn V.

    Had a fantastic day, lots of unusual and interesting talks, great to see IBM and Oracle representatives together for the first time talking about the OpenJDK, positive stuff!

    November 28, 2010

  • John S.

    Sorry, my bad. The conference Twitter Tag is #LJCOpenCon

    Its printed on the pass you collect when you sign in. in case you forget...

    November 26, 2010

  • Martijn V.

    Yes in most areas - in theory we'll be close to the capacity so I wouldn't recommend or rely on using it for large downloads etc - we really encourage live tweeting and blogging etc!!

    November 24, 2010

  • Phil C.

    Will wifi access be available at the venue?

    November 24, 2010

  • Martijn V.

    Hi Ged, thanks for the warning - I've sent out an email to attendees.

    November 24, 2010

  • Ged B.

    Snow forecast for Friday night!

    November 24, 2010

  • Martijn V.

    Hi Alex - At the very least you can put up your idea on the post it note (as per Zoe's email) to fill on one of the empty time slots. I know some EIP experts will be there, not sure on how many actual practical Camel users..

    November 24, 2010

  • Alex A.

    Following the mailing list discussion, is there any chance of a session on Apache Camel at the conference?

    November 24, 2010

  • Martijn V.

    That goes for everyone else who wanted to be on the waiting list as well (I think John has already contacted you to say you're on the list)

    November 24, 2010

  • Martijn V.

    Hi Vijay - you're added to the waiting list.

    November 24, 2010

  • Vijay P.

    I have been following this Meetup since long however couldn't register on time due to existing work load. I still want to be part of this Meetup. Could you please add me in the waiting list?

    Thanks & Regards,

    November 24, 2010

  • kiran r.

    Could you please add me in the waiting list?

    Thank you

    November 19, 2010

  • Renjith N.

    I missed it too. Can you please add me to the waiting list too ? Thanks. Renjith

    November 19, 2010

  • Fatos

    I missed it for an inch,

    Could i be added the waiting list please, i would really appreciate it :)

    November 19, 2010

  • Matt F.

    No places left? I'm disappointed! Please add me to your waiting list.

    November 18, 2010

  • John S.

    Your on a manual waiting list along with half a dozen others. If we get any drop outs I will be contacting people on the waiting list to see if they can still make it.

    Thank you.

    November 18, 2010

  • Timothy Y.


    The event is showing up as being full, any chance of squeezing in a few more?

    November 18, 2010

  • John S.

    Hello Nyssa,
    If you have an enthusiasm for learning and want hear ideas on how to write software effectively in Java and other JVM languages then you should find the conference valuable.

    The best way to learn is to see what others are interested in and ask lots of questions at this kind of event. Look at the proposed talks on the LJC conference site to see if they sound of interest to you:

    Please ask more questions if your still not sure.

    November 18, 2010

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